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Desert Burst

The SG Standard '61 was a Guitar Center and Musician's Friend exclusive model produced in 2014. It was the same as the 2014 Standard but without Min-E-Tune, the 12th fret banner inlay and the circuit board. It was essentially bringing back the 2013 Standard as a limited run, with the addition of coil splitting.

In 2019, a new model was introduced with the same name, effectively replacing the '61 Reissue. For that model, see the main page for the SG Standard.

Features

  • $1,399 Street
  • $1,629 Street (Cherry)

Body:

  • Beveled, solid Honduran Mahogany body
    • Grade A Mahogany (Translucent finishes)
    • Deeper beveling
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish

Neck:

  • 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany
  • Set-in construction
    • 3 degree angle
    • Franklin Titebond 50 glue
    • Joins body at 22nd fret
  • 1961 Slim Taper D profile (.810/.900")
  • Indian Rosewood fretboard
    • Trapezoid inlays
    • 12" radius
    • Grade A Rosewood
  • Champagne

    Narrow Open Book headstock w/ fiber veneer
    • Inlaid Mother of Pearl Gibson logo
    • Inlaid Mother of Pearl crown
    • "Made in U.S.A." stamp
    • 17o headstock pitch
  • 22 frets
  • 24 9/16" scale
  • TekToid self-lubricating nut
    • Cut by Plek machine
  • 1 11/16" nut width

Binding:

  • Neck, single-ply

Electronics:

  • Two '57 Classic Humbuckers
    • AlNiCo II magnets
    • ~7.9k Ohms D.C. resistance
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone
    • Push/Pull coil split
    • 500k non-linear

Silverburst

Hardware:

  • Chrome Hardware
  • TonePros "Kluson Deluxe" tuning machines
    • 15:1 ratio
    • Green Keystone buttons
  • 5-ply "Angel Wing" pickguard
  • Bell shaped truss rod cover
    • 2-ply b/w
  • Black Reflector knobs
  • Zamak Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Desert Burst
  • Pelham Blue 
  • Champagne 
  • Silverburst 
  • Cherry (Guitar Center only) 
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